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The Great Strike on the "Q", with A History of the Organization and Growth of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, and Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association of North America
Chicago: Elliott & Beezley, 1889. First Edition. Labor's side of the momentous joint strike of firemen and engineers on the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad. Eugene Debs, who was among the strike's supporters, would later cite its failure as an example of the ineffectiveness of craft unions, an argument which...
[Item #10401]
Price: $40.00
 
The Great Strike on the "Q", with A History of the Organization and Growth of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, and Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association of North America
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The Great Strike on the "Q", with A History of the Organization and Growth of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, and Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association of North America
Chicago: Elliott & Beezley, 1889. First Edition. Labor's side of the momentous joint strike of firemen and engineers on the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad. As a result of scabbing, encouraged in part by the rival Conductors' Union, the strike ended in a resounding defeat for labor. Eugene Debs, who...
[Item #13550]
Price: $85.00
 
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[Lithograph] Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen of North America. Organized Dec. 1st 1873. Benevolence. Sobriety. Industry.
Cincinnati: Strobridge Lithographing Co, 1885. An excellent, highly detailed lithograph celebrating the formation of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, one of the "Big Four" railroad unions (along with the Brotherhoods of Trainmen, Engineers, and Brakemen) prior to the establishment of Eugene Debs's American Railway Union in 1893. The BLFNA was...
[Item #23241]
Price: $2,500.00
 
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The Railroad Trainman: Official Publication of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen [...] Volume XXXI, 1914
Cleveland: Britton Printing Company, 1914. First Edition. Complete run for the year 1914 of a monthly published by the Brotherhood. Articles include Arthur Brisbane's "Female Labor and Minimum Wage"; Knud Benson's "The Panama Railroad"; R.H. Newcomb's "American Railroad Company, Porto Rico"; and countless articles on safety and child labor. Poetry...
[Item #24899]
Price: $200.00
 
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Soldiers Protecting Railroad Property During the Switchmen's Strike at Buffalo, N.Y., August, 1892
N.p. Cone Photo Co. [1892]. Excellent and rare image of the 13th Regiment Infantry, New York Volunteers on strike duty during the short-lived but violent Buffalo Switchmen's Strike of 1892. We are uncertain as to the identity of the name behind the Cone Photo Co.; no such entity appears in...
[Item #16060]
Price: $750.00
 
Soldiers Protecting Railroad Property During the Switchmen's Strike at Buffalo, N.Y., August, 1892
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Against the Zionist Left
Van Nuys, CA. Srafprint Co-op, 1971. First Edition. Octavo. Staple bound pamphlet; 22pp. Light rubbing to wrappers; else a very good copy.
[Item #15662]
Price: $15.00
 
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Talks With Debs in Terre Haute (and Letters from Lindlahr)
New York: New York Call, 1922. First Edition. 12mo (18cm). Pale blue ribbed cloth with paper spine and cover labels; dustjacket; 221pp; frontis. portr. Tight, Near Fine copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper with brief loss at crown and closed tear at base of spine; Very Good. Uncommon in jacket.
[Item #17324]
Price: $175.00
 
Talks With Debs in Terre Haute (and Letters from Lindlahr)
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The City's Danger and Defense. Or, Issues and Results of the Strikes of 1877, Containing the Origin and History of the Scranton City Guard
Scranton: [Samuel C. Logan], 1887. First Edition. Octavo (22.5cm.); original decorative tan cloth embossed in gilt, blue topstain, floral endpapers; viii,355pp.; plain photographic portrait frontispiece inscribed and signed in facsimile, 9 leaves of photographic illustrations, maps in text. Ex-Thiel College Library with their early 20th-century bookplate to front pastedown, some...
[Item #24857]
Price: $150.00
 
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The Railroads Versus Public Interest
New York: League for Industrial Democracy (L.I.D.), 1936. First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet; original printed wraps; 38pp. Toning and light soil to covers; internally fine. A proposal for public ownership of the railroad utilities.
[Item #7442]
Price: $18.75
 
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Annals of the Great Strikes in the United States. A Reliable History and Graphic Description of the Causes and Thrilling Events of the Labor Strikes and Riots of 1877
Chicago: L.T. Palmer, 1877. First Edition. The first and still the standard account of the great Railway Strike of 1877, generally considered the first full-scale national strike in the United States. HOWES D5. Howes also lists a St. Louis issue with identical collation, but suggests no priority. Octavo. Publisher’s pictorial...
[Item #8475]
Price: $150.00
 
Annals of the Great Strikes in the United States. A Reliable History and Graphic Description of the Causes and Thrilling Events of the Labor Strikes and Riots of 1877
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Feeding the Iron Hog: The Life and Work of a Locomotive Fireman
Cleveland: Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, 1927. First Edition. Essentially an infomercial by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, produced to "...increase common knowledge concerning the quality and quantity of labor performed by an engineman. Thus may arise a better understanding of the value of his labor, and of the...
[Item #17342]
Price: $175.00
 
Feeding the Iron Hog: The Life and Work of a Locomotive Fireman
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The Book of Ted or, Roosevelt and the Railroads in Scripture
N.p. [Chicago?]: by the Author, 1907. First Edition. 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet. Original printed card wrappers; 39pp. Just mild external wear; Very Good to Near Fine. Satire, in Biblical language, of Theodore Roosevelt and the Rail Trust, including thinly-veiled depictions of Morgan, Rockefeller, Landis, etc.
[Item #19833]
Price: $40.00
 
The Book of Ted or, Roosevelt and the Railroads in Scripture
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Pastels of Men. Including an Appreciation of Debs by Frank Harris
New York: Pearson's Library, 1919. First edition. Brief biographical reminiscences of some of Debs' associates from outside the Socialist sphere: James Whitcomb Riley, Wendell Phillips, John Ingersoll, John Swinton, and Eugene Field. An uncommon Debs item. Staple-bound pamphlet. Printed wrappers; 63p. Mild external wear and soil; text slightly toned; Very Good.
[Item #11167]
Price: $125.00
 
Pastels of Men. Including an Appreciation of Debs by Frank Harris